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Old August 27th, 2007, 09:20 PM   #1041
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Old August 27th, 2007, 09:22 PM   #1042
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Old August 27th, 2007, 09:23 PM   #1043
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Old August 28th, 2007, 03:02 AM   #1044
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Where is petition-initiated constitutional amendment raising those speed limits??
Nobody wants to risk losing hundreds of millions of dollars per year in federal highway funds. So instead, we humor the feds, pass the law they demand, then ignore it and make it unenforceable.

I believe Louisiana did something similar to pacify the feds with regard to the drinking age. I think they made underage possession a secondary offense, so you can't be fined or arrested JUST for possession... you have to do something else, like assault someone, vandalize something, or drive drunk. THEN they pile it on top of the other charges. I think they also worded the law so that it's illegal to sell alcohol to someone under 21, but it's legal to buy it, then give it to someone under 21 "for free" if they buy a $5 napkin from you to wrap the bottle in, or a $5 straw to drink it with. Once again, showing the creative American way of complying with the letter of some hated federal law, while completely subverting its intent
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Old August 28th, 2007, 03:12 AM   #1045
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You at least have a chance at talking your way out of a ticket if a cop pulls you over. You can't do that with a camera that sends a letter to you in the mail a month later with the ticket enclosed.
As I said, they are clearly marked (with really few exeptions). If you are blind or stupid not to slow down in front of one, it is your fault
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Old August 28th, 2007, 03:17 AM   #1046
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. So instead, we humor the feds, pass the law they demand, then ignore it and make it unenforceable.
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So, how did you make it unenforceable??
Did you really try? Or is it another "bla bla bla" and you still are hunted down by cops in cruisers for traveling with speed which in many countries is considered as snail speed
Like 55mph
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Old August 28th, 2007, 08:48 AM   #1047
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Thanks for the pix. I missed Dallas so much
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Old August 28th, 2007, 10:04 AM   #1048
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nice.
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Old August 28th, 2007, 06:25 PM   #1049
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Intrastate Interstates

What does everyone think about Interstates in the US that are located only in one state?

Some examples of intrastate Interstates:
~I-45 is located only in Texas
~I-4 is located only in Florida
~I-96 is located only in Michigan

As more Interstates get built, and more might be built in the next 25 or 50 years, we are going to run into the issue of running out of numbers. With the numbering system right now (single- and double-digit Interstates that are odd numbers go north/south, and single- and double-digit Interstates that are even numbers go east/west), only a certain amount of numbers are available.

So what do we do when we run out of numbers? I think that Interstates that are located in just one state should be made into three-digit Interstates, indicating that they are spur-routes of larger Interstates that cross a state border. For instance, I-97 in Maryland is a whopping 17 miles long. An interstate this short, that connects Baltimore with Annapolis, is a waste of a two-digit number. Considering that I-97 connects with I-95, why couldn't it have just been called I-995? Or, for I-17, which connects Phoenix with Flagstaff in Arizona, why couldn't it just have been called I-110 or I-140 or something?

In my opinion, any Interstate that does not cross a state border should not be able to have a two-digit number. I think that two-digit numbers should be saved for Interstates that cross state lines. Do you agree or disagree?
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Old August 28th, 2007, 06:28 PM   #1050
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Disagre. "Interstate" is just a name, in my opinion they don't have to cross state lines. But I do understand you're point.
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Old August 28th, 2007, 06:35 PM   #1051
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The Official USA Interstate thread
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Old August 28th, 2007, 07:39 PM   #1052
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What is this incomplete interchange?

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Old August 28th, 2007, 08:37 PM   #1053
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Isn't that the high-five interchange under construction?
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Old August 28th, 2007, 09:13 PM   #1054
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It was fully open in 2005/2006. It is currently being upgraded to include a HOV lane in both directions. Hwy 75 which crosses it is getting HOV lanes as well.
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Old August 29th, 2007, 12:20 AM   #1055
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Dallas freeways are amazing,please post more!!!
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Old August 29th, 2007, 01:08 AM   #1056
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wow!i would get lost in this jungle of freeways!
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Old August 29th, 2007, 01:16 AM   #1057
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wow!i would get lost in this jungle of freeways!
That's why they use signage in the US too...
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Old August 29th, 2007, 01:24 AM   #1058
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hehe....i know!it was just a way to say how impressive and dense the freeway network is!
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Old August 29th, 2007, 06:47 AM   #1059
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Nice pics...we all know that they always do everything bigger in Texas.
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Old August 29th, 2007, 06:51 AM   #1060
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I-87 stays in New York State the whole time...but it goes through so much varied landscapes, from the grit in the Bronx to the countryside and Adirondack Park upstate that it feels like going through different states.

I agree, but in some cases (like I-4, and I-96 which are on "extremities") it makes sense. Even in I-87's case, it makes sense...what would be called instead? I-378?
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